Central Rig and the Holy Cross rig
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Sean Kane ~
The Central Rig is one of about 8 platforms of the Kerr-McGee series of rigs in the area north of what was the MRGO channel. It is about 5 miles directly north of “where” RED # 22 buoy was in the MRGO channel. It is about 3.8 miles northwest of the Gosier Islands, or what is left of the islands and is about 6.5 miles NNE of North Point Island of the Breton Islands, which are south of the MRGO.
The Central rig, KM-BS-SL-1998-56, is located at or about 29° 34.692’ N. Lat. ~ 89° 07.034’ W. Long. Most of the other platforms in the area can be seen from the CENTRAL RIG position.
It is about 45 to 60 miles from Breton sound Marina depending on which route you take to get around the new dam. It is sometimes a big fish producer.
Ah, the site of the elusive Holy Cross Rig is again needed. But I am sorry to say that I don’t know of the location of the rig.
The location is evidently an angler’s name for a platform in the area that appears to be a cross when viewed from a certain position. I believe that the name caught on and is now referred to as a specific rig or area of rigs that is used as a common name to guide others to the location.